Matthieu Ricard: The Habits of Happiness

142 Relax and Succeed - Mattieu Ricard
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You’re so busy trying to arrange the outside world so that you can be assured of happiness, and yet happiness is not an experience of things outside of yourself, happiness is your experience of the inside of oneself. I wrote a lot this week about getting in touch with your inner experience and this Ted Talk is in keeping with that theme.

142 Relax and Succeed - The only way

Matthieu Ricard is a Molecular Biologist-cum-Buddhist Monk who uses his understanding of the struggles of the 21st century ego to express his own understanding of how happiness arises. It is amusing, warm, and for those with open minds, extremely informative.


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Scott McPherson is an Edmonton-based writer, public speaker, and mindfulness facilitator who works with individuals, companies and non-profit organizations locally and around the world.

2 thoughts on “Matthieu Ricard: The Habits of Happiness

  1. Scott McPherson September 5, 2014 / 7:17 am

    Reblogged this on and commented:

    This week I’ve been posting some favourites that were written long before the blog was as popular as it is now. It’s been nice to hear from so many of you—I’m happy you’re enjoying them as well as finding them informative and enriching. Rather than end the work-week with a former Friday Dose, I’m going back to before the Dose was even created. This post features a talk on happiness that many readers have found profoundly helpful in their own psychological and spiritual pursuits. I highly recommend checking it out. Enjoy:

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